The Cubs announced Saturday that former catcher Henry Blanco is coming back to Wrigley Field as the quality-assurance coach on Joe Maddon's staff.
Anthony Rizzo likes what the future holds for the Cubs. And as they enter an important offseason, the question now becomes whether or not Jon Lester will be a part of that future.
Anthony Rizzo stopped by the Comcast SportsNet studios on Friday to talk his charity event, leadership, new skipper Joe Maddon and potential free agents coming to Chicago.

Team talk

  • 3y
    The Cubs did not reach an agreement with closer Carlos Marmol on Tuesday, the day to exchange salary arbitration figures, but they are discussing options for a one-year deal or multi-year extension.
  • 3y
    The Cubs are close to trading left-handed starter Tom Gorzelanny to the Nationals for three minor league prospects. Gorzelanny was 7-9 with a 4.09 ERA last season for the Cubs. Patrick Mooney has more.
  • 3y
    Cubs president Crane Kenney is still interviewing candidates for Ron Santo's job. One potential replacement, former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville, tells he'll listen if the Cubs call to inquire.
  • 3y
    At Cubs Convention on Saturday, one fan asked Tom Ricketts how Jim Hendry still has a job? As Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney reports, that answer may have been the most important of the weekend.
  • 3y
    On the second day of Cubs Convention, the front office unveiled more details for a new-look Wrigley Field including a statue of the late Ron Santo coming in the summer of 2011.
  • 3y
    The Cubs, especially ace Carlos Zambrano, can't wait to officially start 2011 and put 2010 behind them. With quality new teammates and a different clubhouse that should be easy to do writes Patrick Mooney.
  • 3y
    Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is back in shape after his freak injury at the end of last season and is looking to stick with the big league club for a while. Catcher Geovany Soto has also reportedly agreed to a one-year deal.


Today's Poll

Which Cubs call-up did you look the most forward to?
Mark Prior
Kerry Wood
Starlin Castro
Javier Baez

Team Schedule

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9/28MilW 5-2
9/27MilL 1-2
9/26MilW 6-4
9/24vs. StLW 3-1
9/23vs. StLW 4-3
9/22vs. StLL 0-8
9/21vs. LADL 5-8
9/20vs. LADW 8-7
9/19vs. LADL 5-14
9/18vs. LADL 4-8
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Injury Report

9/16A. AlcantaraRight wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/2S. CastroLeft ankle sprain - out 4-6 weeks (day-to-day)
8/27R. Sweeneyoff 60-day DL
8/26A. RizzoLeft game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23J. Ruggianooff 60-day DL
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Sun, Sep 28
Final123 456 789 RHE
Chi Cubs200002001571
  W: J. Turner (6-11)   L: M. Fiers (6-5)   S: H. Rondon (29)
  ChC HR: A. Rizzo (32)
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Starlin Castro134528581543311465.292
Anthony Rizzo140524891502813278.286
Luis Valbuena149478681193341651.249

John Baker101.0001001.000.00
Neil Ramirez33.500500343.2531.44
Eric Jokisch00-41014.1101.88
Pedro Strop24.333650261.0712.21
Hector Rondon44.5006402963.1632.42
Kyle Hendricks72.7781313080.1472.46
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